Sai Slurs /
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2003
Author: Barry Pittard
If it were simply a few nutters here and there who cast slurs upon the
standing of thousands of former Sathya Sai Baba devotees, such nastiness
could well be overlooked. However, the attacks on the repute of men and
women who have spent a whole lifetime in establishing themselves in
their professions, trades and wider communities as citizens of integrity
come from many Sathya Sai Baba top leaders, such as Indulal Shah,
Michael Goldstein, Thorbj÷rn Meyer, Steen Piculell, Ashok Bhagani, T.
Ramanathan, Jagadeeshan, Leonardo Gutter, J°rgen Trygved, Al Drucker,
and so on. These shameless men know that former devotees are not
foolish, easily guiled people. Many leaders know themselves to
have covered up cases of Sathya Sai Baba's victims or their families who
have come to them in great distress, when these disgraceful misleaders
have refused all duty-of-care and compassion.
It is high time that we heard about Sai Slurs, because too often have we
heard about Sai light, Sai love, Sai brothers, Sai sisters - Sai this,
Sai that. Let not Sai Slurs be permitted to go unchallenged. We do not
have to force ourselves to dwell in some unreal state of imperviousness
to slurs. Forgiveness is an inner process; it is the inner debt that we
owe to our own peace of mind; and not to be confused with our outward
duty as citizens in our communities to right wrongs, and to speak the
truth with neither fear nor favour. To allow bullies and liars to ride
roughshod over human beings here or there is to invite the onslaught of
bullies and liars everywhere, until whole communities live in fear of
them. We must not stand by and see the good standing of thousands
of former devotees, or even of a single person, assailed by these
shameless men - yes, it is men who rule the Sathya Sai Organisation. Men
of shame and of cowardice. Men who are not men.
From around the world, I am collecting cases where Sathya Sai Baba's
devotees have cast slurs upon the good repute of former devotees. These
slurs too will be ExposÚ d wherever desirable - whether in the media,
the law courts, on the Internet, in our communities, local and global -
wherever the Sathya Sai Organisation, ever more desperate to bring about
the 'Sai revolution' before Sathya Sai Baba dies, tries to influence, to
infiltrate, to co-opt, to coerce, to defame ... To slur ...
Below are are few slurs (some are unprintable!) that have turned up in
my mailbox. Others, especially, the most active members of the ExposÚ ,
have their own collections.
Revenge is your
motive - you followed Sai Baba for x years, and feel terribly let down -
not by him, but by your limited perception of him.
I have seen him do beautiful miracles and have experienced beautiful Sai
miracles in other countries where I have travelled.
You are a lot of busybodies. Nothing gives you the right to do all this
so-called exposing. Don't you have better to do with your time?
You don't have a leg to stand on. You'll soon be history. You're hardly
more than a one-man band.
You're homosexuals/suppressed homosexuals yourselves and you are bent on
pointing at someone else instead of yourself.
Whatever Baba may do in private, he has done an immense amount of good
in the wider society.
You cause beat-ups in the sensationalist press.
You ExposÚ people are a group of slanderers, paedophiles, disgruntled
because you didn't get an interview, etc.
ExposÚ people are Christians out to destroy Hinduism.
You are obsessed.
confused. Your thinking is cloudy - the Sai Organisation is a
Why can't you